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The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) is pleased to announce the 2018 listing of CPTA Provided Continuing Education Courses for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and PT/PTA students. Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Confirmation of your registration will be sent via e-mail within 2 business days. Most courses have a maximum capacity and may fill prior to the start of the course. Please register early!

If you are a member of the APTA and do not live in California, please print a registration form and fax it to (916) 646-5960.


October 20, 2018
What’s New in Vestibular Rehabilitation? Update on new clinical practice guidelines
Location: CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Presenter: Lisa Heusel-Gillig, PT, DPT, NCS

In Partnership with Northeast District, CPTA


October 24, 2018
Webinar: Preparing for 2018-2019 Medicare Changes in Home Health, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Settings
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Presenters: Diane Blagojevich, PT; Stephanie Kaplan, PT, DPT, ATP; Cam Lippincott, PT; Marilyn Washington, PT


October/November TBD
Webinar: Preparing for Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Presenter: Dennis Langton, PT


November 3-4, 2018
Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for Movement Dysfunction and Musculoskeletal Injury
Location: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital - Oakland

Presenter: Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASCM


November 17-18, 2018
Credentialed Clinical instructor Program (CCIP)
Location: Eisenhower Health, Rancho Mirage, CA

Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT


December 8-9, 2018
Movement System Impairments Syndromes of the Cervical Spine: The Role of the Shoulder
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA

Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA


April 13, 2019
California Student Conclave
Location: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA


October 12-13, 2019
2019 TRI State Conference
Location: South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV


Additional courses being added to the schedule include:

  • APTA's Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program 
  • ICD-10
  • Documentation
  • Medicare Updates
  • Reimbursement
  • and much more! 

CPTA is proud to offer the highest quality programming and faculty with courses designed to enhance your practice. If you have a suggestion for a course topic, course speaker, or would like to host a course at your facility, please contact Rita Pierson at

Want to present a course for CPTA?

Programming has been set for the 2018 CPTA Annual Conferences. We will identify topics and speakers for 2019 CPTA Annual Conference this upcoming March. If you are interested in presenting at Annual Conference or a stand alone course, please submit your proposal to CPTA by clicking here.

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